Community legal centres

Community legal centres provide free legal advice and referrals. Some centres also have solicitors who handle cases.

Ring during office hours to make an appointment or to ask about drop-in times, as many legal services also provide a night service where an appointment may not be needed.

Note that most legal centres do not give legal advice over the phone. Callers are referred to Victoria Legal Aid’s Legal Help phone line (tel: 1300 792 387).

Information about community legal centres is also available from:

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

Level 3, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9652 1500

Email: administration@fclc.org.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au


NOTE

All telephone numbers are in the (03) area unless otherwise indicated.


Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria – Melbourne metro office

292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford Vic 3067

Tel: 9244 3333; 1800 105 303

Web: www.fvpls.org

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria – Baron south-west office

177 Koroit Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280

Tel: 5562 5755

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria – Gippsland office

27 Pyke Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Tel: 5153 2322

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria – Mildura office

151 Langtree Avenue, Mildura Vic 3500

Tel: 5021 3200

AED Legal Centre

Suite 4, Level 9, 276 Flinders Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9639 4333

Email: noni.lord@aed.org.au

Web: www.aed.org.au

AED provides assistance for people with a disability who have employment and education-related legal problems.

Albury Wodonga see Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

The Animal Law Institute

Email: info@ali.org.au

Web: www.ali.org.au

Ascot Vale see Moonee Valley Legal Service

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Footscray office

214–218 Nicholson Street, Footscray Vic 3011

Tel: 9326 6066

Email: admin@asrc.org.au

Web: www.asrc.org.au

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Dandenong office

179 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong Vic 3175

Tel: 8772 1380

Email: dandenong@asrc.org.au

Web: www.asrc.org.au

Ballarat see Central Highlands Community Legal Centre

Barwon Community Legal Service

Level 1, 63 Thomson Street, Belmont Vic 3216

Tel: 1300 430 599

Email: bcls@barwoncls.org.au

Web: http://barwoncls.org

Outreach: A lawyer visits Colac and Corio on Monday afternoons, and Norlane and Warrnambool (for tenancy matters only)

Bendigo see Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

Bentleigh see Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Boronia see Eastern Community Legal Centre – Boronia office

Box Hill see Eastern Community Legal Centre – Box Hill office

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre – Melton office

Melton Library and Learning Hub, Level 1, 31–35 McKenzie Street, Melton Vic 3337

Tel: 9747 5240; 1800 266 675

Email: legal@comm-unityplus.org.au

Web: www.comm-unityplus.org.au/legal-services

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre – St Albans office

Level 1, 358 Main Road West, St Albans Vic 3021

Tel: 8312 2020; 1800 266 675

Email: legal@comm-unityplus.org.au

Web: www.comm-unityplus.org.au/legal-services

Broadmeadows see Northern Community Legal Centre

Brunswick see Northern Community Legal Centre

Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service – head office

42 Claredale Road, Dandenong Vic 3175

Tel: 9793 1993

Web: www.caseycardinialegal.org.au

Outreach (by appointment only): Pakenham

Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service – Narre Warren office

Suite 5, 64 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren Vic 3805

Tel: 8794 9873

Central Highlands Community Legal Centre

15 Dawson Street North, Ballarat Vic 3350

Tel: 5331 5999; 1800 466 488

Web: www.chclc.org.au

Outreach (by appointment only): Ararat, Horsham and Stawell

Clayton see Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service

Coburg see Northern Community Legal Centre

Consumer Action Law Centre

179 Queen Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel (admin): 9670 5088

Tel (consumer legal advice line): 9629 6300; 1800 466 477 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 1 pm)

Web: http://consumeraction.org.au

Cranbourne see Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Dandenong see Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service – head office

Darebin Community Legal Centre

732 High Street, Thornbury Vic 3071

Tel: 9484 7753

Email: darebin_vic@clc.net.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_darebin

Deakin Legal Service for Students

Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Tel: 1300 430 599

Open: Tuesdays

Disability Discrimination Legal Service

Ross House,

Level 2, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9654 8644; 1300 882 872

Email: info@ddls.org.au

Web: www.ddls.org.au

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Web: www.eclc.org.au

Outreach (appointment only): Ashburton, Bulleen, Hawthorn, Lilydale, Ringwood, Rowville, Yarra Junction

Eastern Community Legal Centre – Boronia office

Suite B, 6 Floriston Road, Boronia Vic 3155

Tel: 9762 6235

Email: outereast@eclc.org.au

Eastern Community Legal Centre – Box Hill office

Suite 3, Town Hall Hub, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill Vic 3128

Tel: 9285 4822

Email: eclc@eclc.org.au

Eastern Community Legal Centre – Healesville office

Healesville Community Link,

110 River Street, Healesville Vic 3777

Tel: 5962 1665; 1300 797 088

Email: yarraranges@eclc.org.au

Echuca see Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

Environmental Justice Australia

Level 3, the 60L Green Building,

60 Leicester Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel: 8341 3100; 1300 336 842

Email: admin@envirojustice.org.au

Web: https://envirojustice.org.au

Epping see Whittlesea Community Legal Service

Essendon see Moonee Valley Legal Service

First Step Legal

42 Carlisle Street, St Kilda Vic 3182

Tel: 9537 3177

Email: info@firststep.org.au

Web: www.firststep.org.au

Fitzroy Legal Service

Fitzroy Town Hall, Level 4,

Access via the laneway and courtyard at 126 Moor Street, Fitzroy (behind the Fitzroy Library)

PO Box 297, Fitzroy Vic 3065

Tel: 9419 3744

Email: enquiries@fitzroy-legal.org.au

Web: www.fitzroy-legal.org.au

Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (appointment only)

Free legal advice service (no appointment needed): Monday to Thursday from 6 pm; Friday from 6.30 pm – please arrive by 7 pm

Free specialist clinics (appointment only): family law clinic: Tuesdays (for City of Yarra residents) and Thursdays from 6.30 pm;  animal law clinic: Wednesdays from 6.30 pm; Richmond outreach (for City of Yarra residents): fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at the North Richmond Community Health Centre

Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre

22 Bellair Street, Kensington Vic 3031

Tel: 9376 4355

Email: fklegal@fkclc.org.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_flemingtonkensington

Footscray see Westjustice: Western Community Legal Centre – Footscray office

Frankston see Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Geelong see Barwon Community Legal Service

Gippsland Community Legal Service – Morwell office

162 Commercial Road, Morwell Vic 3840

Tel: 5133 0411; 1800 004 402

Email: gcls@anglicarevic.org.au

Web: www.gcls.org.au

Outreach (by appointment only): Wonthaggi

Gippsland Community Legal Service – Bairnsdale office

347 Main Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Tel: 5133 0411; 1800 004 402

Email: gcls@anglicarevic.org.au

Web: www.gcls.org.au

Gladstone Park see Northern Community Legal Centre

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

Suite 3, 98 Nixon Street, Shepparton Vic 3630

Tel: 5831 0900; 1800 310 900

Web: http://gvclc.org.au

Healesville see Eastern Community Legal Centre – Healesville office

Heidelberg see West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

HIV/Aids Legal Centre (HALC)

Positive Living Centre,

51 Commercial Road, South Yarra Vic 3141

Tel: 9863 0406; 1800 622 795

Email: legal@vac.org.au

Web: http://vac.org.au/hiv-aids/hivaids-legal-centre-halc

Open: Thursdays, 7 pm to 9 pm

Human Rights Law Centre

Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8636 4450

Email: admin@hrlc.org.au

Web: www.hrlc.org.au

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

27–29 Stanley Street, Wodonga Vic 3690

Tel: (02) 6055 8090; 1800 918 377

Web: http://hrcls.org.au

Outreach (appointment only): Albury, Benalla, Corowa, Deniliquin, Finley, Henty, Holbrook, Lavington, Wangaratta and Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

Inner Melbourne Community Legal

Suite 2, 508 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne Vic 3057

Tel: 9328 1885

Web: https://imcl.org.au

JobWatch

21 Victoria Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9662 1933; 1800 331 617

Email: jobwatch@jobwatch.org.au

Web: www.jobwatch.org.au

JobWatch is an employment rights legal centre.

Justice Connect

Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8636 4400

Email: admin@justiceconnect.org.au

Web: www.justiceconnect.org.au

Justice Connect provides access to justice through pro bon legal work.

Kensington see Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre

La Trobe University Student Legal Services

La Trobe University,

David Myers Building, room W324, Level 3,

Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora Vic 3086

Tel: 9479 2495

Email: legal.services@latrobe.edu.au

Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/legalservices

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

54 Mitchell Street, Bendigo Vic 3552

Tel: 5445 0909; 1800 450 909

Email: reception@lcclc.org.au

Web: http://lcclc.org.au

Outreach (appointment only): Echuca, Kyneton, La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) and Maryborough

Melton see Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre – Melton office

Mental Health Legal Centre

106 Victoria Street, Carlton Vic 3053

Tel (legal advice line): 9629 4422; 1800 555 887 (6.30 to 8.30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Email: mhlc@mhlc.org.au

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/mhlc

Mildura see Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service

60 Beddoe Avenue, Clayton Vic 3168

Tel: 9905 4336

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_monashoakleigh

Moonee Valley Legal Service

13A Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale Vic 3032

Tel: 9376 7929

Email: admin@mvls.org.au

Web: www.mvls.org.au

Outreach (by appointment only): Avondale Heights

Moreland see Northern Community Legal Centre

Morwell see Gippsland Community Legal Service – Morwell office

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

Haselgrove House, 122 Ninth Street, Mildura Vic 3500

Tel: 5023 5966; 1800 243 002

Email: mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Web: www.murraymalleelegal.com.au

Outreach (appointment only): Dareton (NSW), Robinvale, Swan Hill and Wentworth

Newport see Westjustice: Western Community Legal Centre

Northern Community Legal Centre

Suites 214–215 (rooftop),

Gladstone Park Shopping Centre,

8–34 Gladstone Park Drive, Gladstone Park Vic 3043

Tel: 9310 4376

Email: admin@northernclc.org.au

Web: www.northernclc.org.au

Outreach: Coburg, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Wallan

Parkville see The University of Melbourne Student Union Legal Service

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

441 Nepean Highway, Frankston Vic 3199

Tel: 9783 3600; 1800 064 784

Email: pclc@pclc.org.au

Web: http://pclc.org.au

Outreach: Bentleigh, Cranbourne and Rosebud

Port Melbourne see SouthPort Community Legal Service – Port Melbourne office

Refugee Legal

Level 6, 20 Otter Street, Collingwood Vic 3066

Tel (admin): 9413 0101

Tel (legal advice line): 9413 0100 (Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm)

Web: http://refugeelegal.org.au

Refugee Legal provides free specialist legal assistance to people seeking asylum, refugees and disadvantaged migrants.

RMIT Student Legal Service

RMIT Connect, Building 8, Level 4, City Campus

Tel: 9925 5000

Web: www.rmit.edu.au

Rosebud see Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Seniors Rights Victoria

Level 4, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 368 821

Email: info@seniorsrights.org.au

Web: https://seniorsrights.org.au

Shepparton see Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

Social Security Rights Victoria

PO Box 1221, North Fitzroy Vic 3068

Tel: 9481 0355; 1800 094 164

Email: info@ssrv.org.au

Web: www.ssrv.org.au

South Melbourne see SouthPort Community Legal Service – South Melbourne office

SouthPort Community Legal Service – South Melbourne office

341 Coventry Street, South Melbourne Vic 3205

Tel: 9525 1300

Email: scls@outlook.com

Web: www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_southport

SouthPort Community Legal Service – Port Melbourne office

Liardet Community Centre, cnr Liardet and Nott Streets, Port Melbourne Vic 3207

Tel: 9646 6066

Springvale Monash Legal Service

5 Osborne Avenue, Springvale Vic 3171

Tel: 9545 7400

Email: info@smls.com.au

Web: http://smls.org.au

St Albans see Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre – St Albans office

St Kilda Legal Service

St Kilda Community Centre,

161 Chapel Street, St Kilda Vic 3182

Tel: 9534 0777

Email: st_kilda_vic@clc.net.au

Web: www.skls.org.au

Tenants Victoria

Ground floor, 55 Johnston Street, Fitzroy Vic 3065

Tel (tenants help line): 9416 2577 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm)

Tel (admin): 9411 1444

Email: admin@tuv.org.au

Web: www.tuv.org.au

Thornbury see Darebin Community Legal Centre

Torquay see Barwon Community Legal Service

The University of Melbourne Student Union Legal Service

Level 3, Union House,

Parkville Campus Vic 3010

Tel (legal advice line): 0468 720 668 (Monday to Thursday, 1 to 4.30 pm)

Web: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/support/legal

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service seeA specialist community legal centre: the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service” below

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service

Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus,

Building ab, Level 2,

1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong Vic 3220

Tel (admin): 5227 3338

Tel (legal advice): 1800 014 111 (Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 3 pm)

Email: legal@villamanta.org.au

Web: www.villamanta.org.au

This is a specialist disability legal service, only available for clients with legal issues related to their disability.

Werribee see Western Community Legal Centre – Werribee office

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg Vic 3081

Tel: 9450 2002

Web: www.bchs.org.au/services/west-heidelberg-community-legal-services

Westjustice: Western Community Legal Centre – Footscray office

Level 1, 72 Buckley Street, Footscray Vic 3011

Tel: 9749 7720

Email: admin@westjustice.org.au

Web: www.westjustice.org.au

Westjustice – Sunshine office

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine Vic 3020

Tel: 9091 8237

Email: sunshine@westjustice.org.au

Westjustice – Werribee office

Level 1, 8 Watton Street, Werribee Vic 3030

Tel: 9749 7720

Email: admin@westjustice.org.au

Whittlesea Community Legal Service

Shop 111, Epping Plaza,

583 High Street, Epping Vic 3076

Tel: 9401 6655

Email: admin@whittleseacc.org.au

Web: www.whittleseacommunityconnections.org.au/community-legal-services

Outreach: Doreen, Mill Park and Whittlesea

Wodonga see Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Level 10, 277 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8622 0600; 1800 133 302

Email: admin@womenslegal.org.au

Web: www.womenslegal.org.au

The Women’s Legal Service offers legal services to women only.

Youthlaw, Young People’s Legal Rights Centre

Frontyard, 19 King Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9611 2412

Email: info@youthlaw.asn.au

Web: http://youthlaw.asn.au

Youthlaw provides free legal advice to people up to the age of 25.

A specialist community legal centre: the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who need a criminal, family or civil lawyer.

Melbourne – head office

273 High Street, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9418 5999; 1800 064 865

Web: http://vals.org.au

Bairnsdale

289 Main Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Tel: 9418 5966

Ballarat

403 Main Road, Ballarat Vic 3350

Tel: 0400 118 392

Geelong

Tel: 1800 064 865

Heywood

22 Hunter Street, Heywood Vic 3304

Tel: 0417 284 499

Mildura

41 Deakin Avenue, Mildura Vic 3500

Tel: 5021 5122; 0418 146 773

Morwell

16 George Street, Morwell Vic 3840

Tel: 9418 5965

Shepparton

359A Wyndham Street, Shepparton Vic 3630

Tel: 5153 0449; 0407 867 140

Swan Hill

139A Campbell Street, Swan Hill Vic 3585

Tel: 0408 392 704